Global SSS maps are computed at BEC using a new methodological approach to cope with land and RFI contamination.
Two different products are generated
Daily map of 9 day in a rectangular grid at 0.25º resolution, from 2011 to 2019. Some of the improvements of the v2 product with respect to the previous versions are:
i) latitudinal and seasonal bias has been reduced;
Daily fused with OSTIA SST maps in a rectangular grid at 0.05o resolution, from 2011 to 2019
These maps have been validated with near-surface measurements provided by Argo profilers, which allow us to define several quality metrics.